The WWII A2 Bomber Jacket is back!
The Army Times reported that the United States Army will be reissuing the WWII A2 Bomber Jacket in 2020. The first group to wear the new WWII A2 Bomber Jacket will be forward facing units such as recruiters from the United States Army Recruiting Command.
US Wings Bomber Jackets mean History & Heritage
Our Signature Series™ Limited WWII Cowhide A-2 Bomber Jacket is a Limited Edition A-2! Made from a recently discovered supply of mid-1940s vintage russet brown cowhide leather, the same type of cowhide used in WWII A-2s. Horsehide was the original spec leather, many WWII A-2s were produced in cowhide and even goatskin by various manufacturers.
Unlike the dark brown color of modern A-2s, the color of our Limited Edition WWII Cowhide A-2 is medium-russet brown, a color prevalent during WWII. All in all, this is an A-2 that any AAF pilot would be proud to wear! The leather is quite supple, while still retaining the inherent durability of cowhide, and is surprisingly light for a cowhide flight jacket. The authentic details & the pedigree of the leather makes our Limited Edition WWII Cowhide A-2 the perfect jacket to adorn with your favorite WWII-era patches, and its one piece back makes it the ideal canvas for customizing with hand-painted “nose art.” Made in the USA.
The Limited WWII Cowhide A-2 Bomber Jacket features:
- 100% Cowhide leather
- 100% Cotton lining
- Snap down collar
- Collar Clip
- Stitched down shoulder epaulets
- One piece back and sleeves
- Knit cuffs and waistband
- Two front cargo pockets
- NO Hand-warmer pockets
- Color: Brown
- Fit: Military (Trimmer in shoulders and torso. For a more normal size or if you have broad shoulders, order a size larger.)